The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 106 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 15 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.47% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.87% 2.65% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Average daily rate
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£358 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £214 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £300 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.92 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.25% +20.85%
Windows Vista
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
522 377 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.69% 17.86% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 190 227
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 53 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -4 5 £393 +31.00%
Birmingham -2 4 £331 +52.29%
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
Coventry - - - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (36.00%) MS Office
5 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (28.00%) VoIP
7 7 (28.00%) VMware
7 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) WAN
8 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (16.00%) MySQL
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.00%) Sybase
9 4 (16.00%) DB2
9 4 (16.00%) EJB
9 4 (16.00%) UNIX
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Informix
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (16.00%) ATM
9 4 (16.00%) JavaBeans
9 4 (16.00%) CICS
9 4 (16.00%) Blackberry

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 4 (16.00%) TPMS
3 2 (8.00%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) VoIP
2 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.00%) ATM
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
1 4 (16.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (12.00%) MSI
3 2 (8.00%) AdminStudio
3 2 (8.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Packager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) EJB
1 4 (16.00%) JavaBeans
1 4 (16.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.00%) iPad
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.00%) UNIX
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) HPUX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
2 4 (16.00%) TDD
2 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ISSAP
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) DameWare
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Sybase
4 3 (12.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) CA
5 2 (8.00%) Lotus
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya